Los Angeles, June 23, 2021: Paramount Pictures is all set to take the Transformers franchise to the next level with its seventh installment. During a virtual press event, Paramount revealed that the 7th film in the Transformers franchise will be titled - Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, indicating something beastly.
The forthcoming Transformers movie will be different from its previous films in many ways. Directed by Steven Caple Jr., who last directed Creed II, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will include robots who transform themselves into animal forms like a gorilla, falcon, and rhinoceros.
"There are different breeds of Transformers. In our particular film, they are prehistoric animals who travel through time and space, and we find them here on Earth", said Caple revealing that Optimus Prime will be the film's main hero and that the fan-favorite character will appear in his G1 form.
The main villain will be named Scourge, who has 'big clawed hands and smoking exhaust ports on his shoulders. Scourge takes the symbols from his victims and fuses them onto his body as trophies. The movie will also feature Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback in the lead human roles. Ramos will essay the role of a Brooklyn-based ex-military electronics expert while Fishback will be portrayed as an artifact researcher in the film.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will be set in the year 1994 and will narrate the backstory of Optimus Prime. The movie will partially be set in Brooklyn, New York, and will also go to Peru, among other locations. The sci-fi action film will take audiences on a 90s globetrotting adventure and will introduce the Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons to the existing battle on earth between Autobots and Decepticons.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is scheduled to release on 24 June 2022.